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Weber 781001 26.75-Inch One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill

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  • One Touch Gold 26.75 Grill26.75 inch porcelain-enameled bowl and lid Cooking area = 508 square inches Stainless steel hinged cooking grate Factory-assembled, stainless steel, One-Touch cleaning system Tuck-Away lid holder No-rust aluminum
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    Weber 781001 26.75-Inch One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill

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  1. jesse624
    "Very pleased with the Weber 26.75 charcoal grill"
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    Oct 18, 2016
    Pros - Larger grilling area, lid support system when lid is off, large ash collection bucket
    I bought the Weber 26.75" grill mainly for the larger grilling area.  I have owned Weber's 22.5" grills for over 50 years now, I'm on my 3rd one now, but now needed more grilling area, and the 26.75 filled the bill.  I can easily grill for a party of 12 to 15 now, or smoke 2 spatchcock chickens, or spatchcock a 18# turkey.  To be honest about this grill, I've used it more to smoke with than grilling.  I partition off about 20% off the charcoal grate area with a row of bricks, for my fuel area.  The rest of the charcoal grate area I cover with aluminum foil, to restrict air flow moving up thru the grate.  With this Weber unit, I get great air control into the charcoal fuel area for a 8-10 hr low & slow smoke, while still having more than adequate surface area for the meat to smoke on. 
  2. tstalafuse
    "Weber 26.75-Inch One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill"
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    Dec 15, 2012
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    Pros - Well made, big cooking space, versitale
    Cons - not many accessories available for this size Weber
    I decided to go back to the basics and move away from my propane grill.  We love the taste of foods gilled over charcoal.  I went with the larger size so I could also use it as a smoker.  The only draw back is that Weber doesn't offer as many accessories for this size model, but otherwise I love it.
  3. stacks
    "Outstanding Grill"
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    Aug 22, 2009
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    Pros - Large cooking area
    Cons - lower air vent handle is short
    Bought this grill after trying many other large surface are charcoal grills.  This unit is small enough for everyday grilling and large enough to invite friends over for a cookout.  As with all Webber kettles, air control vents work outstanding for heat control.  The only problem I have with this unit is the lower air vent handle is short and care must be taken to keep from rubbing forearm accross the hot kettle.  There is a lid holder so you mdon't have to hold on to or place the lid on the ground.

    Make sure you clean the ashes out after each use or the lower vents will corode and break off in a season.  This happened on my old Webber.

    I suggest this grill as the very best for charcoal grilling

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  1. tatoosh
    I love my One Touch Gold! I shipped it across the Pacific to the Philippines. The ash catcher is important since I barbecue and smoke on the balcony of my apartment, which is open to the South China Sea. It keeps hot ashes and coals from the breeze. A handy feature and safer. I use a Smokenator insert for smoking. Works like a charm and I smoke 10 kilos or more of bacon each month on it. I also kick out World Class turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas (humble aren't I?) with it.
    I use the local lump charcoal, which works great. An aluminum foil pan and charcoal on either side works very well too. The hinged food grate makes replenishing charcoal a SNAP! We grill, smoke, and even bake on this unit occasionally. Hands down the BEST BUY in an all around barbecue grill anywhere!
  2. daricksta
    When it comes to events like tornadoes and hurricanes, I readily acknowledge my knowledge limits--despite having seen the movie "Twister" ten times.
    Do you think those huge Texas rainfall totals and rainfall elsewhere in the region are a thing of the past?
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  4. tstalafuse
    I haven't seen anything that shows that EF5 tornadoes are becoming more frequent, but I would say their aim seems to be getting better. In the past two years we have had more tornado outbreaks with a record number of tornadoes per event, but that is really just two data points, so could it be climate change? Sure, but it could also just be bad luck. One of the predictions was bigger, more powerful and more frequent hurricanes making landfall, but that really hasn't been the case for the US since Katrina. I know the folks in NE would disagree, but we really haven't had a Cat 5 hurricane make landfall in a long time. No doubt that since I said that it will happen this year. Bad Tim, Bad!
  5. daricksta
    I beg to differ with you. I have opinions; YOU have professional knowledge, training, and experience. I don't know about volcano monitoring systems but all I know about earthquake monitors is that WA either has installed or hopes to install a rudimentary system that would give us like 30 seconds of advance notice. It's my understanding that Japan already has one in place--not sure about volcano monitors there.
    Does it seem to you like F5 tornadoes are becoming less rare? I think that's what hit Joplin. I don't follow any of it that closely since unless "The Day After Tomorrow" or "2012" becomes reality, we're not getting very large tornadoes and or hurricanes 'round these parts.
  6. tstalafuse
    You can get hurricane strength winds several hundred miles in land, but you also can get huge rain fall totals hundreds of miles beyond that point. However, the gulf coast hasn't had a major hurricane since 2008. For the moment, everything has been tracking along the east coast. Fortunately, tornadoes are more localized, random and really big ones are rare.
    At least you know that the LA govern doesn't see the point in having a volcano monitoring system since it is such a waste of money. :) Not my opinion, his. FYI - I am an emergency manager and prior that I was a seismic analyst, so anytime you wanna talk earthquakes or disasters, I have an opinion.
  7. daricksta
    You're rapidly using up the goodwill you generated with your comment on the ash catcher with that remark about the tsunami, fella! We're actually a bit inland and a couple of hundred of feet or so up so I think--hope!--that we're out of the tsunami zone. We're not even in a flood zone. But there are places along the coast that have had Japanese detritus from their earthquake/tsunami washed up along the shore. How far up and inland in Texas would Gulf hurricanes travel? Don't they dissipate after a couple of hundred miles? The thing with Texas and the whole middle and southern US, you guys get hurricanes and tornadoes every year. We haven't had a major earthquake here since 2001, and the last major volcano eruption was Mt. St. Helens in 1980. Yeah, when it goes bad here, it goes bad. But I like our odds better.
  8. tstalafuse
    Yes, we are taking a beating. Mostly in the form of drought and wildfire. I have actually heard people praying for a hurricane so that the rains will break the drought. Silly, they don't realize what they are praying for... Oh, don't forget the ever present threat of the tsunami!
  9. daricksta
    The Smoke EZ looks really cool, and in a perfect world I'd buy it and use it along with my MES. But my electric smoker is a good little unit and takes minimal effort to use--at least, the way I do it.
    Even if climate change theories are lumped together, global warming is still a reality and states like Texas are bearing the brunt of it. Here in WA state, we have no idea what each year will bring anymore. Last year wasn't particularly hot but at the beginning of it we had a big snowstorm here on the west side that then drifted eastward. I hope we have more of a summer this year; but when I read about the weather in other parts of the country, having a tepid summer is OK, but that is predicted to change. Most of WA has been hit by drought. Still, we rarely have tornadoes here, just the occasional massive earthquake and the eventual eruption of every dormant volcano in the state--there's at least three of them.
  10. tstalafuse
    It has been my pleasure to put your mind at ease regarding the Gold.
    If you search for Smoke EZ, you will find others that have talked about it. They also have a facebook page. I first heard about it on Amazingribs.com, which is a pretty good site smoking information as well.
    I was at a meeting with the National Weather Service and this year we are not having either a La or El Nino. We are right in between both, which for North Texas means we will have huge cycles in weather from 80s one day to 20s the next, more ice and less rain, and the tornado weather is likely to be more severe and come earlier this spring. They didn't offer anything on global warming (assuming you are talking actual global warming and not the 4 or 5 different climate theories that are commonly lumped together under one name), but from what little I actually understand this kinda fits the pattern.